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: president obama ordered u.s. flags to half staff in honor of the victims. speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: he also offered assistance and condolences to connecticut's governor during a difficult time. >> we'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. we will get through it. but this is a terrible time for this community and for these families. >> reporter: the community is left to wonder how this could happen in their town. >> i don't know if there's any safe place any more in this world. >> reporter: i'm maribel aver reporting. >>> the information about the gunman has changed throughout the day. ktvu's rob roth has been on this story since it began. >> reporter: police now believe he first killed his mother then drove to the school in her car. authoritys are trying to find a motive for the massacre here at sandy hook elementary school in newtown community. among the dead is who police say is the gunman. they believe he killed his mother at their home bef
. >> reporter: tonight workers in the mountains are trying to stabilize that road, enough for commuters to use as a one lane road tomorrow. but a full repair will take months. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> power has been restored to all but 1800 customers. pg&e has been working around the clock to get the lights back on. so far power has been restored to 339,000. leaving 1800 people without power tonight. >>> a live look at san francisco. the wet weather is gone for now but more is expected tomorrow. coming up at 6:18 p.m. our chief meteorologist bill martin tells us which areas will get hit the hardest. >>> oakland police arrested a suspect in a brutal attack of a teen girl with autism who was founds severely beaten. the victim's father said police arrested a 36-year-old man. the 16-year-old victim walked away from the youth center last tuesday. she was found two days later on a muni bus. her father also believes she was sexually assaulted. >> by looking at my daughter, i know what happened. i know what happened. the police know what happened but the police aren't d
gunman. campus police tell us there have been no reports of shots fired. >> our robert handa is on the scene now. robert is joining us live on the telephone. what can you tell us? >> reporter: as frank said as we reported earlier, the san jose police are basically assisting the san jose city college campus police. they are conducting a campus widowed. police say officers are going from building to building looking for this reported shooter. the initial call came from one person who did not identify themselves. important thing that policement to say is they have not had any reports of shots fired. they have not had any reports of any victims reported. we've been talking to faculty members. they say that basically they are only going by the initial information they were given by campus police that there is a search going on for a possible gunman. they say the scene is hectic but everyone is staying pretty calm. at this point it's been going on for a little while. they say they haven't had anything really new to report except for just waiting to see what happens. one thing that
down brought a neighborhood to a stand still has been lifted. ktvu's rob roth joins us live with what it was like inside that preschool and if police found who they were looking for. >> reporter: police searched this neighborhood for most of the day but didn't find the man they were looking for. earler i with all the -- earlier with all the police activity a preschool went into lock down. >> reporter: while police searched this neighborhood for a burglar, authorities called a preschool and ordered them to go on cold blue lock down. >> keep the kids inside. we don't feel that they are in danger. >> reporter: they have 60 children. >> we brought our children in and we asked them to sit on the floor away from windows and we had the doors locked and the lights out because we didn't know what the situation. >> reporter: the lock down happened close to nap time, when it was lifted parents came to pick up their children. >> you just know that your kid is safe in the school, locked in but it is hard because you want to hold them and hug them and you meant to know that -- you want to know that
of tollbooth robberies. ktvu's ken pritchett joins us live from the carquinez bridge toll plaza on why the crime had a pay out. ken? >> reporter: there have been 10 robberies of toll workers here at this toll plaza at the carquinez bridge toll plaza in the past year and the chp says those responsible did not get away with much. >> reporter: it was happening once a month, a tollbooth worker forced to give it up, sometimes at gun point. and now the chp had a break in the case. >> pleased to announce the arrest of three suspects on robberies on the carquinez bridge toll plaza. >> reporter: the chp arrested robert larry white, christopher lee miller, david joseph morales. >> they would approach the toll plaza and demand money. and they would flee on interstate 80. >> reporter: he says surveillance cameras captured the license places but -- plates but the cars were stolen. the robberies -- >> approximately looking like 5- $6,000. >> reporter: the chp says based on the investigation the suspects, the three men, are responsible for 3-10 robberies here at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. and m
vacar joins us with how the transformation may or may not effecting your commute. tom? >> reporter: commuters paid for this $6.5 million project a long time ago but now it will happen very, very soon. >> reporter: for commuters the toll plaza is a familiar site. that look will soon change. >> the exterior will get replaced with panels and they will be in a white culler to watch the -- color to match the building and that is designed to compliment the white color of the new east span of the bay bridge so there is a consistent design them. >> reporter: those colors coordinate with the cargo cranes that port of oakland. it would happen between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. >> the inconvenient will be small. the work is being done up above the traffic lanes. >> reporter: at the last gas station we asked commuters if the need was there and the expense justified. >> give oakland a signature. i think that is terrific. we all need good beautiful places to live. >> i think it looks like as it is. i wish they would spend money on fixing the pot holes in the freeway and stuff like that. >> reporte
&h enterprises welders use metals and weld for structural components and provides parts to the medical and defense industries. ktvu viewer sent us this picture of the flames as it sent smoke above fremont. you can see how massive the fire was in the early part of the fire fight. e-mail us your pictures at photos@ktvu.com or post them to facebook. >>> she is still in the hospital but a woman who gave birth on a street in san francisco faces child cruelty charges. ktvu's alex savage is live with what investigators learned about the mother that led them to build a criminal case against her. >> reporter: a source with san francisco police told me today the mother was on cocaine when she gave birth. two officers helped save that child's life. we requested interviews but they aren't talking. mean time the community is rallies around the newborn baby. >> reporter: the 39-year-old san francisco woman will be charged with one felony, cruelty to a child and one misdemeanor, the mother gave birth wednesday morning on the street and knocked on the door at this church for help. her son wasn't breat
. >> as mark members mentioned, some of the rain has swept into the south bay. matt keller joins us now. >> reporter: the showers have been on and off here. the traffic here on highway 101. now this is often a slow stretch. many people are trying to get out of town for the holidays. this is what it looked like earlier today. rain coming down as officers kept a close eye on the roads looking for speeding drivers. at the beach in santa cruz, huge swells kept surfers out of the water but brought a lot of people in the shore to see the waves. >> the way i see it, this is keeping the wilderness vibe in santa cruz alive. >> it isn't something you see all the time. these waves are picturesque. if i had my camera, i'd be taking pictures. >> reporter: ehc is expecting a full house at its shelters. they have beds for 250, bops up for an additional 100 people when it rains. law enforcement is also warning people not to drink and drive. officers and deputies are running saturation patrols in santa clara county. dui check points will take place tonight in san jose and gilroy. >> in marin county a ho
: state crews have moved us back from the levy here anticipating that trucks will arrive here momentarily to begin sand bagging. this video now. you can see the creek is much comer than last -- calmer than last might. they worked fast to get this temporary fix underway. >> reporter: not fast enough for residents who lived through repeated flooding here. >> i am worried because it is supposed to rain tomorrow. >> reporter: homeowners cleared mud and debris from the flood. >> like a big lake. lot of trees going down. garbage. >> reporter: the creek topped the levy. 7 homes damaged. several hundred people evacuated. >> having a levy failure here would be catastrophic. >> reporter: as you see that failure began last night. our cameras caught water bubbling through. today officials took an emergency survey. last night's creek flow was the third highest since the levy was built 82 years ago. >> not certified. not in good shape. they will start next year to rebuild the whole system. >> reporter: sand bagging will be the first step. they also plan a structure to minimize erosion. one home remains
for us from our weather center. we begin with ken live in the north bay where many nabbeds are still recovering from the last storm. >> reporter: the rain, a light rain started coming down in petaluma just about 20 minutes ago. we're standing in front of the petaluma river, one of many rivers in the north bay that were edging toward flood stage with this series of storms over the weekend, the heaviest on sunday. since then we've had one dry day. the river levels are going down. that's unlikely to change with this rain. this is miller creek in marin wood, scene of a search and rescue by firefighters yesterday when teenagers reportedly playing here were fear swept away. no one of found. today the creek has slowed, much of the danger passed. some rivers are still raging. this is the russian river near forestville. >> so there is kind of a beach in the middle of us here. was a beach. >> george owns river bend rv park much he says these trees which you can only see the tops of now are 20 feet tall. he says the river is running about 30 feet deep. it did not reach flood stage. but it's far
of all of us is high. >> city attorney who joinsed the battle against prop eight said he's excited about the challenge. >> come summertime we're l we'll be on the right side of history. >> supporters say the court order gives them a chance at a fair hearing. >> these bad judges in california, they have to be overruled and corrected and i'm very pleased what the supreme court has said that they'll take the face the high court's announcement comes at a time when the public opinion appears to be changing. after the election, nine states have authorized same sex marriage. still at issue are benefits but the supreme court says they will also determine whether the government can deny benefits they took a federal case and a state case, it's going to be the big constitutional question. >> this law professor says if there's a swing vote o on the court, it's justice roberts. >> he's from a different generation. he's in a cultural sense, he's working with talented gay lawyers his entire career. he e knows gay people can raise children. >> and it was not revealed what justices voted to hear th
can you tell us about what you learned so far. >> frank, i just spoke with the san jose police department spokesperson and he told me that the victim was found right past these police cars up here and too the right there on fair haven drive. he told me the first call came in around 3: 3:20 as a car accident and paramedics found a 16-year-old near a vehicle. police told me it appears it was a gunshot wound and likely a homicide. the body is still here on the scene as officers investigate. this is the city's 44th homicide of the year making it a 20 year high for san jose. we'll of course continue to get the latest information on this case and bring you the details tonight on the 10:00 news, reporting live in san jose, matt keller, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> developing news now in just the last 30 minutes we have learned two people were killed and a third person was injured in a shooting at a busy shopping mall in clackamas. the suspected gunman is also dead though they are not saying how he died. you're looking right now at live pictures from the scene. you can see it's an aerial p
to her as his best friend. >> some schools are rethinking security, ktvu's david stevenson joins us now. >> reporter: this san francisco school has long kept posted the rules it hopes that will keep students safe but today other grade levels are looking at campus security. >> reporter: as students enjoyed a break, officials were busy reviewing their emergency plans in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> pull kids out of the hallway, lock doors, stay away from windows, wait for law enforcement. >> reporter: the focus on security isn't limited to elementary school students. >> every school age and every developmental age is different for how you address this. >> reporter: they expected some students to be too upset to take finals today. >> wasn't any heavy absence today and when they got oo home room -- to home room there were more teachers open. >> reporter: the school increased security in the halls along with security guards that front door. administrators they none of the students have come in for counseling. >> but we openly extend our doors to the students and
in palo alto and brings us why people are keeping an eye on a levee. >> reporter: because it's raining. you may see some spots on your lens. let me show you san franciscito bridge. it is much higher than when you last saw it. there's 3,700 sandbags here. state crews brought in 3,500 of these sandbag, built some so called chimneys to protect the levee from erosion from beneath. the idea here is that this is a temporary fix for a 82-year-old problem here. and just a little while ago the officials for the joint powers authority told me that the rain tonight should not be enough to push the creek to the near record flows of two nights and and across the bay we found people enjoying tonight's rain. >> it is, it is. it's going to hopefully bring a lot of freshness, right to the valley. clean out the dirty and bring the new for the new year, right? >> with holiday lights there was barely a problem on the roads today. marin county gets 3/4 of its drinking walter from rainfall so for many this is worth the bother. >> it's wonderful to have the rain. definitely for the plants for everything. >>
, about a foot. we made the drive up here. it took us a couple of hours just to get here. it was a long, slow drive. it was not that people had to chain up or simply because the chain control was in effect. the long at times, 10 mile long back-up on interstate 80 east and west had more to do with the holiday. >> things are going very good with the weather and all the plow trucks and all of our graders, blowers, everything's going, our big problem right now is actually the traffic because we have both east and west traffic at very enormous numbers right now. >> reporter: it took us about two hours travel to go 30 miles of the nyack gas station was as far as we had time to go and it was as far as some people should have gone of the parking lot was packed as people took a break from the long drive to gas up. [ screaming and giggling ]. >> reporter: and have some fun after that driving ordeal. hundreds of people played today at a new snow park at nyack. >> we try not to hit the traffic at holidays but it doesn't matter, everybody wants to come and play. >> reporter: george brought husba
>>> it will soon be more difficult for drink drives to get behind the wheel of a car. >>> u.s. families are left in limbo following a law signed in russia banning american families from adopting there. hear from a bay area family who says she isn't giving up hope. >>> good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. we begin with breaking news out of marin county where two people in the last hour have been rescued from the water near the golden gate bridge. coast guard officials tell us they received a call that two people were struggling in the water in this area. rescue boats raced to the site and just about 30 minutes ago coast guard crews pulled two people from the water. there's no word on the victim's identity or their condition. >>> as law enforcement agencies get ready for beefed up dui patrols around the bay area. a lawmaker is proposing a new bill that toughness drunk driving laws. patti lee joins us with details on that plan. >> reporter: there will be multiple dui checkpoints including here in palo alto which will have a comma
kind to say about anybody. and her, her, her love and the strength that she gave us and the example that she showed us is remarkable. she is an incredible person. and i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> authorities today released the names and ages of the 26 victims. their ages range from 6 to 56 years old. authorities say among the children, 12 girls and eight boys were killed, all of them 6 or 7 years old. investigators say most of the slain children were found inside the same classroom. the killer also gunned down several sandy hook staff members, including a school psychologist who is nearing retirement and teacher victoria soto, who reportedly shielded her young students as the gunman opened fire. >>> the medical examiner in charge of handling the more than two dozen victims today said he has never had to deal with an event of this magnitude. >> i've been at this for a third of a century and it's my sensibilities may not be the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> dr. carver went on to say all of the victims had been shot multiple times with a long weapon, p
in san francisco joined the debate about gun control. . >>> good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen nailer. >> i'm david stevenson. heather and ken are off tonight. heavy rain pounded the bay area overnight, as another winter storm rolled through the region. and while the wet weather haslet up a bit, it's still causing problems for people and businesses. we have live team storm watch coverage tonight. meteorologist mark take maya is tracking the conditions, but we begin with christien kafton, live at san francisco airport where holiday travelers are dealing with the delays. >> reporter: that's right. take a look at the big board. we checked with duty manager and there are a few delays up on the board, delays about an hour at this point due to the wet weather. passengers are hoping for a break in the weather. at times today, the rain pounded down, forcing people to scramble for over. oakland's farmers market is open, rain or shine, depending on the foot traffic. farmers here have even more reason to watch the skies. >> we need the rain for our crops and for our apples, but
myself over them so it might hit me and not them. she showed us where she was shot. doctors told her the doctors narrowly missed her heart. after three surgeries she is doing well and thanks god she is alive. police say a 17-year-old was also shot outside the church. he is expected to make a full recovery. police are still looking for the shooters and the church does not appear to be the target. she still has another 3-4 days at the hospital before she can go home. tonight in 90 minutes the church will have its first service since the shooting. we will be there and we will have much more from our interview with this very brave mom. live in oakland, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we know the identity of the man shot and killed bypolice this morning. ktvu's ann rubin is live where many questions remain surrounding today's shooting. his friends said he worked at a hair salon and they have many questions about how this happened. >> reporter: what began with a 911 call ended with gunfire. police say they responded here to the apartments and were met by an armed man. >> they were
very guilty that he is now leaving his dad alone. >> wielsch is now in the custody of the u.s. marshalls. he's scheduled to be sentenced in february. he's facing a minimum of ten years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. live in the news room i'm paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have learned that the state is investigating the oakland group home that an autistic girl walked away from last week before she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. today's plea hearing for 36-year-old gary atkinson was pushed back to the 17th. police say he kidnapped and raped the 16-year-old girl after she walk aid way from fred finch children's home. that center has denied repeated requests for an interview. >>> announce the arrests of suspects in a string of robberies at the bridge. it's a story we first brought you back in february. that's when a pair of toll takers were robbed at gunpoint. there were several more reported armed robberies at the bridge in october and december of last year. >>> san francisco police this afternoon showed us some of the 900 electronic devices that
the police started coming through the school with pretty big guns and told us to either leave the campus or stay indoor with our doors locked. now all of this started with a jewelry store robbery and they think -- here's a map here, started in the valley and they think now that four of the five are involved. they think they may be there. one suspect is in custody burt again the four still on the loose and they may be at cal state fullerton. the headline at this hour, cal state locked down as police search for four armed robbery suspects. >> in just the last 20 minutes we spoke with governor jerry brown's office about the governor's ability to fulfill his official duties now that he's undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. rita williams joins us now live with what she learned about the medical care the governor is receiving at the hospital. >> well, julie, as you know, just in the last hour or so, we did make contact with the governor's press secretary and we have not been able to get in touch with him directly. but his press secretary says the governor is physically fit and was doing
use has no reason to be on our streets. >> reporter: the second proposal, any gun dealer notify police of anyone who buys more than 500 rounds of ammo at one time. >> track the people, and frequency of purchase. >> reporter: the manager doubt the efforts will reduce violence. >> it will restrict those that need the tools to defend themselves when the police aren't present. >> keep the kids safe. >> reporter: the board of supervisors is expected to take up the proposals next month and police chief announced all police officers will be retrained in the tactics of school safety. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> officials fined 12 hospitals for failures that caused or likely to call injury or death to patients and three hospitals were in the bay area. kaiser was fined $100,000, $50,000, and ucsf $75,000 for not following procedure for safe distribution of medication. >> a new push in sacramento to increase transparency of political donations. he has introduced legislation that requires non-profits to disclose the source of any donation of more than $50,000 within 6 months
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